The ripple effects of the global fertilizer crisis on India
- Ensuring availability of fertilizers at last year’s prices could be the Indian government’s next big worry
- India imports over 25% of urea, 95% of phosphates and 100% of potash. Growers will either be pushed to paying more for nutrients or the government has to step in with more support
NEW DELHI : The indifference in Ashok Danoda’s conversations is instantly palpable. Pushed into farming after his father was diagnosed with cancer when he was just 15, Danoda, now 27, has seen the harshness of life at a very young age. Every year, he would pay a hefty sum to lease farm land to sustain the family. Yet, it only added to the family’s debt.